|The Emblem of Rayong|
In general the geography of Rayong is marked by a series of mountains interspersed by flat plains and large tracts of land under forest, rubber and fruit plantation. Offshore, there are many islands which are well-known by the tourist, such as Ko Samet and Ko Mun.
The climate is tropical, generally warm and humid with abundant rainfall, average temperature is around 28 C. The best months are November through February.
|How to get there|
|By Bus |
Rayong is connected by regular bus services with Bangkok and other towns and provinces (Pattaya, Chonburi, Chanthaburi, Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen, Nong Khai, Surin and Ubon Ratchathani) Air conditions leave Bangkok to Rayong from Eastern Bus Terminal on
Sukhumvit Road, Ekamai.
Tel. (066) (02) 7123662 Rayong: Tel. (066) (038) 861354-5 and from North Eastern Bus Terminal (Morchit 2) on Kampaengpet Rd. Jatujak. Tel (066)(02) 7123662 Ext.1
Bangkok- Rayong (Ekamai) Air conditioned buses from Ekamai leave Bangkok every 30-40 minutes from 04:30 a.m. until 07:20 p.m. and from Rayong Starts at 03:30 a.m. until 08:30 p.m. One way fare is 101 baht. The trip takes about 3 hours Second Air conditioned buses leave Bangkok from 03:30 a.m.-04:30 p.m. One way fare is 87 baht.
Bangkok-Rayong (Morchit 2)
Air condition buses Morchit 2 leave Bangkok eyery 01:30 hour from 04:30 a.m. until 09:00 p.m. And from Rayong starts at 04:30 a.m. until 07:30 p.m One way fare is 100 baht. The trip takes about 3:30 hours
Air condition buses leave Bangkok to Ban Phe every 1 hour from 05:00 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and leave Ban Phe to Bangkok from 04:00 a.m. until 06:30 p.m. One way fare is 108 baht.
Bangkok-Klaeng (Sam Yan)
Air condition buses leave Ekamai Terminal from 05:00 a.m.until 10:00 p.m and leave Kleang from 04:30 a.m.- 07:30 p.m. every 1 hour. One way fare is 103 baht. The trip takes about 4 hours.Bangkok: Tel. (066) (02) 3912237 Klaeng: Tel. (066) (038) 674144
Air condition buses leave Ubonratchathani and Rayong from 06:30 a.m.-07:30 p.m. (Through Srisaket, Surin, Burirum, Nakornratchasima, Chachoeng-sao, and Pattaya) One way fare is 440 baht.The trip takes about 13 hours. Ubon: Tel. (045) 255577 Rayong: Tel. (066) (038) 615205,616-
Air condition buses leave Nong Kai from 07:00 a.m.-07:20 p.m.(Through Udonthani, KhonKaen, Korat, Chachoeng -sao and Pattaya and leave Rayong from 07:00 a.m.- 08:20 p.m.) One way fare is 396 baht. The trip takes about 14 hours. Contact to 407 Pattaya Tour, Nong Kai: Tel. (042) 411261 Rayong: Tel. (066) (038) 612179
Air condition buses leave Korat 06:00 a.m.- 09:00 p.m. and leave Rayong from 06:00 a.m. -09:.00 p.m.One way fare is 201 baht. Second class leave from 06:30 a.m.- 04:00 p.m.One way fare is 160 baht. Contact to Rayong bus station Tel. (066) (038) 611379 Nakornratchasima: Tel. (044) 256006-9
V.I.P.buses leave Chiang Mai from 05:00 a.m.-05:45 p.m. and leave Rayong at 08:15 a.m., 04:10 p.m., 05:45 p.m. One way fare is 575 baht Air condition buses leave Chiang Mai from 05:00 a.m.-05:45 p.m. and leave Rayong at 05.00 p.m. One way fare is 505 baht. Tel. (044) 6155205
Regular buses leave Chanthaburi from 05:30 a.m.-05:30 p.m. every 30 minutes. The trip take about 2:30 hours. One way fare is 40 baht.
leave Chanthaburi at Vong Vian Nampu (fountain) area and leave Rayong at Clock tower area from 06:00 a.m.- 05:00 p.m. (Monday from 5:00a.m.) The trip take about 1:30 hours The fare is 400 baht /4 persons.
leae Chanthaburi at Vong Vian Nampu area and leae Rayong at Clock tower area from 06:00 a.m.-05:00 p.m. (Monday from 05:00 a.m.) The trip take about 2 hours. The fare is 500-600 baht per 5-6 persons.
Regular buses (Old line) (Through Mabtapud-Ban Chang - Sattahip - Pattaya - Sriracha and Bangsaen). The fare is about 40 baht.
Regular buses (New line)(Through Mabkha-Yag Krathing Lai) The fare is about 40 baht.
Taxi leave Rayong at OTANI hotel area and leavinng Chonburi at Tambon Tha Kian from 06:10 a.m. until 06:30 p.m. every 50 minutes. The trip take 1 hour. One way fare is 120 baht.
Contact Bangsaenmahanakorn,Chonburi.Tel: (066) (038) 282537
Public urban transportation within Rayong is in the form of minibuses. Local buses leave the bus station at Rayong Trade Centre for various destinations throughout the day .The fare is 5-20 baht depend on the distance.
Boat to kho Samet
Kho Samet can reach by boat from Ban Phe.Boats leaving Ban Phe for Kho Samet through the day from 6:00 a.m.until 5:00 p.m.One way fare is 30 baht.The trip takes 40 minutes.
Bangkok Airways operates regular scheduled flights from Samui Island to Rayong-Utapao International Airport. For information contact Bangkok Airway Tel. (066) (02) 2293456, Don Muang office Tel. (066) (02) 5352497-8 and Pattaya office Tel. (066) (038) 411965, 710084 Samui office , Tel. (066) (077) 425012
Orient Thai Airline operates regular scheduled flights from Chaing Mai - Rayong - Utapao-Bangkok. For information contact Orient Thai Airline in Utapao , Tel: (066) (038) 2455967 and Chaing Mai office Tel. (066) (053) 201566-7, 272040 Phuket office Tel. (066) (076) 232302-3